|Posted on June 16, 2016 at 8:55 AM|
The ABC's of Finding the Best Boerne Plumber
If you hire a plumber solely based on price, you will get what you pay for. If you want a good plumber, you should seek one based on overall value you receive not just the lowest price. Value is determined by the quality of workmanship, the type of customer service given, and also the cost.
"The bitterness of poor quality and service remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"
B. (Anyone can be a Plumber)
To perform plumbing work in the State of Texas, it is the law that one Must have a plumbing license and be supervised by a Master Plumber who has a Responsible Master Plumbing License and General Liability Insurance. This law is for your safety and protection. Don't hesitate to ask the plumber you hire if you can see his/her plumbing license and also check the expiration date. Texas Licensed Plumbers are also required by law to attend a continuing education course yearly for renewal of their license.
C. (Calling several plumbers to compete for your work)
You may think this is a good way to do business. And it is to some extent. But here is why it usually isn't a good way to deal with plumbers.
A good plumber has enough loyal customers that they don't have to deal with price shoppers. Once you find a good plumber, you must be loyal to them. If you flip-flop from plumber to plumber, a good plumbing shop won't be too motivated to keep you as a customer. Price is important. But price should not be more important than good quality and good service.
When you call on different plumbers, in most cases, the warranty of the previous plumber is no longer valid. And rightly so. Who is going to warranty someone else's work?
D. (Hiring a plumber who has little or no warranty)
Boerne Joe Plumbing offers a Lifetime Warranty on all workmanship performed! When a plumber offers no or a limited warranty on the work they perform, maybe they have no confidence in their own plumbing abilities. Here again, you get what you pay for.
Most good plumbers will happily give you references.